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Word Games / One extreme to the other
« on: April 03, 2021, 10:57:04 AM »
The Standard game of Friday 2 April 2021 was very easy, as witnessed by the large number of rosettes. Then the Challenge game of Saturday 3 April 2021 was very difficult, taking over an hour before the first rosette appeared.

Whatever / Cultural illiteracy at the BBC
« on: March 29, 2021, 10:21:02 AM »
Police said an explosion erupted as two attackers tried to enter the church on Palm Sunday, the first day of Easter.

Appalling. I expected better from the BBC.

Words / enamor/enamour/enamored/enamoured
« on: January 25, 2021, 03:41:52 AM »
Is there a reason enamor was a rare word whilst enamored was common? I would expect them to be the same along with enamour and enamoured.

The Daily Quest / Standard Puzzle for Friday 22 January 2021
« on: January 23, 2021, 07:47:09 AM »
I don't think I've seen such an extreme bar graph at the bottom of the Scoreboard with rare words not shown: exponential growth from fewest to most common words found. And the huge number of rosettes reflects it. Good show to all who played.

Words / word suggestion: covid
« on: January 13, 2021, 11:00:09 AM »
Might this be a candidate for adding to the word list?

Words / sandcastle versus sand castle
« on: December 24, 2020, 04:25:11 AM »
The other day sandcastle was the seed word. I would spell it as two words. Despite the observation that American English is more likely to combine separate words into a compound word, it appears in this case British English has a strong preference for a single compound word whereas American English has a slight preference for two separate words.

Words / word suggestion: doxing
« on: December 08, 2020, 09:32:13 AM »
Although the root, dox, is too short, doxing, doxed, and perhaps doxes should be allowed, IMO. I suspect the word is too new for the original word list, but it has become (unfortunately) commonplace today.

Words / Word suggestion: titsup
« on: October 21, 2020, 09:32:05 AM »
It is an anagram from the military pronounced as a word: total inability to support usual performance.

Words / monism / monist
« on: April 18, 2020, 11:57:16 PM »
In the Standard Puzzle for Friday 17 April 2020, monism was rare, monist was common. Should they not be the same?

Word Games / Change in drop-down menu?
« on: April 09, 2020, 02:59:08 AM »
Unless worsening eyesight and/or dotage are overtaking me faster than I realise, it seems the drop-down menu above the playable words has been given a larger font. Alan, please tell me you enlarged the menu.

Words / chaebol
« on: April 08, 2020, 03:05:20 AM »
Suggested addition: chaebol

I often encounter the word in business stories involving companies in South Korea. The Ngram Viewer shows this word started taking off in the late 1970s.

Whatever / Coronavirus & COVID-19
« on: March 23, 2020, 08:22:45 AM »
Illinois has ordered everyone to stay inside save for non-essentials.

Why do days seem longer staying indoors all day??

At least the grey has been temporarily replaced with white (snow).

The Daily Quest / Anagram delight
« on: February 26, 2020, 09:33:50 AM »
The Challenge puzzle for Wednesday 26 February 2020 is a delight for those who remember common anagrams. By my calculation, just playing the common words which have common word anagrams accounts for 26 of the 41 common words (63.4%).

The Daily Quest / Too many words for my wee brain
« on: February 09, 2020, 04:33:02 AM »
Eighty-four common words (Challenge for Sunday 9 February 2020; Saturday morning here)!!

I think of a word, enter it, and get:
You've already played <WORD>!

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